- Blemish President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden wishes take the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
- Harris informed California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her purpose, which paves the way for the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the seat.
- Harris, who won her first Senate chute in 2016, will become the first female, first Black, and first Indian-American vice president in history when she is commenced on Wednesday.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will accommodate oneself to from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will accept for over the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The decision was confirmed by Harris cohorts, according to The Associated Press.
Harris informed Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her decision, which paves the way for the meeting of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who the governor nominated in December to fill the remaining two years of Harris’s bum.
Padilla, 47, will be California’s first-ever Latino senator, a milestone achievement in a state that is roughly 40% Hispanic.
The newcomer of Padilla, along with Harris’s continued role in the Senate as the chamber’s presiding officer, is part of the calculus for the Egalitarian Senate majority in the 117th Congress. Once Sens.-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia, fresh off their 2021 runoff referendum victories, are sworn into office, the party will have 50 seats in the upper chamber and Harris’s tiebreaking opinion will be pivotal in moving along Biden’s legislative agenda and judicial nominees.
Harris, who won her first Senate blood in 2016 to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, will become the first female, first Black, and pre-eminent Indian-American vice president in history when she is inaugurated on Wednesday.
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The vice president-elect is one of just three Black senators currently in the chamber, along with Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Tim Scott of South Carolina. She is currently the no greater than Black woman in the Senate and only the second Black woman ever elected to the upper chamber — the first being earlier Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois, who served from 1993 to 1999.
When Warnock is sworn in, the number of Black senators last wishes as remain at three.
During her tenure, Harris, a former San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General, behoved known for her sharp questioning of Trump administration officials. An exchange with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a 2017 Judiciary Cabinet hearing went viral.
She also sought criminal justice reform measures and worked to improve election insurance across the country.
On Wednesday, when Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a new chapter in her relationship with the Senate hand down begin.
“This is not a goodbye for Vice President-elect Harris, as she resigns from the Senate, she’s preparing to take an oath that ordain allow her to preside over it,” a Harris aide said. “And as vice president, she will work tirelessly … and in a bipartisan the latest thing to really achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s legislative agenda.”